Presenters will share how they implement a Teaching American History grant project focused on building teachers' content knowledge of American history and developing their pedagogy with regard to historical inquiry.
Khieta Davis, Rochester City School District, Rochester, NY; Mariella Diaz, Rochester City School District, Rochester, NY
African-American Folktales: Embracing African-American Students' Character and Content through StorySubmitted by TimDaly on Thu, 08/02/2012 - 1:03pm
Stories give us voice, shape and direction. Explore adapted African-American folktales that connect with student's character and content knowledge. Focus: African-American students in high poverty and low performing schools.
Rénard Harris, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
Innovative and meaningful strategies for combining Social Studies and Physical Education through character and community building activities along with multicultural studies through Yoga and Tae Kwon Do.
Jessica Schocker, Penn State University - Berks Campus, Reading, PA; Valerie Cholet, Penn State University - Berks Campus, Reading, PA
Through actual classroom projects, participants learn how the visual storytelling format called kamishibai (paper theater) helps students create compelling presentations that combine writing, editing, drawing, performance, collaboration, and multicultural history.
Hazuki Kataoka, Leaf Moon Arts, Folsom, CA
Should religion be discussed in U.S. public schools? The Supreme Court says yes. Learn why and how to address this controversial topic, and leave with resources to get you started.
Heidi Torres, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Engage in K-5 strategies that integrate themes between National Standards in social studies and science for teaching sustainability. Session provides curriculum on themes of society-science-technology, global connections, and human-environmental interaction.
Joyce Burstein, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA; Greg Knotts, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA
Based on themes in Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma," Social Studies licensure candidates created sustainability-focused lessons based on children's literature, Web2.o activities, and a cornucopia of resources for students.
Siri Anderson, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN; Stacy Bender-Fayette, SchoolCraft Learning Community, Bemidji, MN
This session will provide elementary social studies teachers 10 strategies that they can use to incorporate literacy into their social studies lessons.
Scott Roberts, Gwinnett County Public Schools/Piedmont College, Suwanee, GA
This session uses primary sources to compare and contrast life for Americans of European descent and of Japanese descent in the immediate aftermath of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Deborah Morowski, Auburn University, Auburn, AL; Theresa McCormick, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Teach your students to connect to history in deep, meaningful ways by using inquiry and primary source documents. Learn ways to hook students and inspire them to be active learners.
Melissa Culver, Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, Shelbyville, KY